In northwest Oklahoma City, a school district expands arts programming

Posted on: May 1, 2018

“Whether playing the national anthem at an Oklahoma City Thunder home game or performing an intriguing string quartet cover of the Beach Boys’ classic ‘Barbara Ann’ … members of the Silver Strings of Putnam City … walk through the audience while performing,” writes Brandy McDonnell in Sunday’s (4/29) Oklahoman. “The program includes about 60 musicians from the district’s three high schools.” Putnam City School District is based in the northwest Oklahoma City suburb of Warr Acres. “The Silver Strings isn’t the only unique arts program Putnam City Schools has developed …. Putnam City is expanding its fine arts programs…. Students in every Putnam City school are offered a variety of art instruction by 95 fine arts teachers.… Putnam City’s emphasis on the arts begins in grade school, and the district has an art teacher and a music teacher at every one of its 18 elementary sites. The northwest Oklahoma City school district is one of the few in the state to offer an elementary strings program…. Performances by the various orchestras, choirs and theater groups are open to the public, [culminating] each year in the Putnam City Fine Arts Festival … in its 38th year.”

Posted May 1, 2018